# Simplify Fractions

## Fraction Simplifier Online and how to Simplifying Fractions

### Simplify Fraction

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Divide the numerator and the denominator of fractions by their greatest common factor.

Example:
 16 24
• 1

The greatest common factor (GCF)

Greatest common factor in 16 and 24 is equal 8

• 2

Divide the numerator and the denominator by the greatest common factor.

 16 24
=
 16 ÷ 8 24 ÷ 8
=
 2 3

### Simplify Improper Fraction

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An improper fraction can be simplified to a mixed fraction. An improper fraction has the numerator number is greater than the denominator.

Example:
 a b
=
 14 9
=
m
 c b

Improper fraction to a mixed fraction

m (is the whole number) = a ÷ b
c (is the new numeretor) = a - (m x b)
b (is the denominator, remains the same) = b
Mixed Fraction =
m
 c b
• 1

Divide the numerator with denominator

 14 9
= 14 ÷ 9 = 1.56
• 2

Round the decimal number to an integer without adding anything to it, even if the digit is 5 or greater

example: 1.56 = 1
1 = whole number

1
 c b
• 3

The numerator will be the result of subtracting the numerator by the whole number multiplied by the denominator.

The denominator remains the same

whole number = 1

mixed fraction numerator = 14 - (1 x 9) = 5

mixed fraction denominator = 9

mixed fraction =
1
 5 9

### Simplify Mixed Fraction

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Some examples of the mixed fractions that still can be simplified

Example:
2
 14 26
or
2
 25 6
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In case a common factor still exists, we simplify the fraction by dividing the numerator and the denominator with the common factor, and the whole number remains the same.

2
 14 26
= 2 +
 14 ÷ 2 26 ÷ 2
=
2
 7 13

The numerator is greater than the denominator, separate the whole number with the plus sign, simplify the improper fraction to a mixed number, and then add the whole numbers together.